Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian-American actress and inventor. She was born in 1914. She was discovered by an Austrian film director, when she was a teenage. Beautiful actress was noticed internationally in 1933, after Czech movie Ecstasy. In this movie, her sexuality was at the forefront due to lovemaking scene.
If we look at her family life, she had an unhappy marriage and she fled from her husband. After this break up, she secretly moved to Paris and met with MGM head Luis B. Mayer. He offered to Lamarr a Hollywood film contract and she became a box-office sensation.
The other side of her success is related with science because she and her friend received a patent for secret communications system. Thus, you can change radio frequencies to keep your enemies from decoding messages via this innovation. It was a big advance for maintains the security of military communications and cell phones. However, her name was not remembered with this invention until 1997. After decades of the invention she honored with Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Pioneer Award and again same year she received the BULBIE™ Gnass Spirit of Achievement Award. This second award was considered as Oscars of inventing and Lamarr was the first woman who had this honor. After 1950s, her film career began to decline and she was arrested two times due to shoplifting.
Besides her success, her personal life was fluctuating because she married six times and had three children that one of them was adopted. In her later years, she lived an isolated life in Orlando and died in 2000, at the age of eighty-six.